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Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> guest: okay. when i first got there, we worked closely first in la speranza with the second ranger battalion. my friend concentrated mostly in training, what we call the eyes and ears of the battalion. there was a specialized unit of people who spoke the [audio loss] farmers from the area that were just turned into soldiers, and they were to go in civilian clothes when the battalion was to be deployed, to be able to talk to the farmers and get the information to feed the intelligence to the battalion. at the same time, i concentrated mostly in operating at the division level with colonel santana who was later assassinated in paris by the so-called command of che guevara, being ambassador of bolivia in france, and i was an advisor to the colonel and to his head of intelligence at the time. so we were able to track all the movement of che, and i used to accompany the head of intelligence to wherever there was an encounter with the guerrillas by other units, bolivian units. for example, we were able to keep alive paco jose castillo-chavez, who i interrogated and gave us the in-depth i
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